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2011 April: Community News

2011 April: Community News

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Monthly newsletter for employees, students, alumni, parents, donors and neighbors of the University of Denver.
Monthly newsletter for employees, students, alumni, parents, donors and neighbors of the University of Denver.

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 Pioneer skiers
 Fashion tips
 Newman Center Presents
 Trompeau Bakery
 Bike sharing program
 The Lauren Project
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CAMPUS|NEIGHBORHOOD LIFE|RESEARCH ARTS|EVENTS|PEOPLE 
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Wayne Armstrong
Quite the (side)show
The DU theater department and the Lamont School of Music teamed up inFebruary and March to present the 1997 musical
Side Show
, which is basedon the real lives of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. Freshman vocalperformance majors Katie Turley (pictured on left) and Cecilie Nygaard(pictured on right) were cast in the lead roles. Written by Bill Russell (bookand lyrics) and Henry Krieger (music), the musical follows the life of Daisy andViolet, who were born to a single barmaid in Brighton, England, in 1908. Afterappearing in circus sideshows and in vaudeville, the twins made the move tofilm, appearing in Tod Browning’s 1932 cult-horror classic
Freaks
and in 1951’s
Chained for Life
, an exploitation film based on their lives. The musical alsodocuments the twins’ efforts to fall in love and get married.
CelebratingCollaboration
TEDxDU 2011 will celebrate“radical collaboration” on May 13with a mix of humor, science, faith,history, technology, music and more.The afternoon event will feature acreative mashup of speakers andmusical acts, including author andanimal activist Temple Grandin, localsinger-songwriter John Common,and Christopher Hill, dean at DU’sKorbel School of InternationalStudies and former U.S. ambassador to Iraq. Community members canattend the live program at theNewman Center, take part in thesimulcast in the Driscoll University Center, or watch the event online.Registration opens April 5 atwww.tedxdu.com.
 
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Community News
is published monthly by theUniversity of Denver, University Communications,2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-4816.The University of Denver is an EEO/AA institution.
Contact
Community News
at 303-871-4312or tips@du.eduTo receive an e-mail notice upon thepublication of 
Community News
, contact uswith your name and e-mail address.
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Pioneer skiers take three individual titles at NCAA national championships
University o Denver junior Ida Dillin-goen (pictured) o Oslo, Norway, won theindividual title in women’s giant slalom, andsenior Seppi Stiegler o Wilson, Wyo., wonthe title in men’s giant slalom at the NCAA skiing championships on March 9.Also, reshman Sterling Grant o Amery, Wis., completed an undeeatedseason in women’s slalom with a title in sla-lom on March 12.The University o Denver ski teamnished in th place at the NCAA cham-pionships. The University o Colorado took rst.Although she entered the race withno career victories in either slalom or giantslalom, Dillingoen won the giant slalom indramatic ashion. In 11th place ater the rst run, she came back and smoked the eld by more thana second on her next run to win with a two-run time o 2:05.98. It also marked the rst women’sgiant slalom individual championship in the history o DU skiing.Stiegler, who missed all o last season due to injury, won the men’s giant slalom with a timeo 2:01.90.
—Media Relations Sta 
Hamilton family gives $250,000 to University of Denver
Frederic and Jane Hamilton have donated $250,000 to the University of Denver in order tostrengthen the link between DU’s School of Art and Art History and the Denver Art Museum.The money will be used for a program designed to advance students’ understanding of howartists and museums work together to present important international installations to the public.The gift will fund two visiting artists per year for five years. Selected artists will preparean installation at the museum and participate at DU through class projects, guest lectures,demonstrations and workshops.“We are fortunate to have these two important institutions working to grow the visual arts inour community,” Frederic Hamilton says. “It is our hope that this donation further engages studentsand the public in the creative process of artists working today.”“The University of Denver has a long-standing relationship with the Denver Art Museum —we have closely aligned educational missions,” says M.E. Warlick, chair of the School of Art and ArtHistory. “This is very enriching for our students who want to meet professional artists.”The first Hamilton visiting artist was video artist Steina, who was here in March. BeginningApril 4, DU and the museum will welcome renowned ceramic artist Walter McConnell, professor and chair of the division of ceramic art at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred Universityin Alfred, N.Y.McConnell is known for his unfired, apparitional installations of moist clay housed in plasticenclosures. The artist will be in residence through April 16. His work will be featured in theexhibition “Overthrown: Clay Without Limits.”Earlier contributions from the Hamiltons funded the Hamilton Gymnasium in DU’sRitchie Center and the Hamilton Family Recital Hall in the Newman Center for the PerformingArts. Frederic Hamilton is chair of the board at the DAM, and Jane Hamilton is a member of DU’sBoard of Trustees.
—Kristal Grifth
DU Athletics
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Top 10 Essentials Every WomanShould Have in Her Closet
1 
A pair of 
jeans
that fits you correctly. It’sdifficult to find, but when you do, buy a couple of pairs. Also, wear the jeans severaltimes before washing, and turn them inside outbefore washing to maintain coloring.
2
A crisp
white button-down
(without any detailing).
3 
A pair of sleek
black heels
. Invest in agood pair because these will be your go-toshoe.
4 
little black dress
. It sounds pretty cliché, but a LBD will take you anywhereyou want to go appropriately.
5 
black blazer
. This can top a dressy look, be thrown over a dress or dress up apair of jeans.
6 
A pair of 
knee-high black boots
.Make sure they aren’t embellished.
7 
A good
white T-shirt
. Designers areobsessed with creating tissue-thin T-shirtsthat are too sheer, so make sure there is someopacity to the shirt.
8
A good
black T-shirt
.
9
trench coat
. Be it black or khaki, makesure it fits well and hits you mid-thigh.
10 
black leather handbag
. Thisshould be an investment piece becauseyou will live with this thing day-in and day-out.
Compiled by DU senior Erin Bleakley, fashiondesigner and owner of Erin Kathleen Couture,www.erinkathleencouture.com
 
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azz fans will find a lot to like about the 2011–12 Newman Center Presents series, whichincludes performances by vocalist Jane Monheiton Oct. 18, pianist Chucho Valdes and his Afro-Cuban Messengers band on Feb. 14 and pianist BradMehldau on May 11, 2012.In keeping with the season’s “Convergences”theme, the Newman Center also will feature somejazz-heavy collaborations, including Abraham Inc.— a musical project that teams klezmer clarinetplayer David Krakauer with funk trombonist FredWesley, of James Brown fame, and DJ Socalled —on Nov. 12; and Boston Brass and Imani Winds,who will team up March 21, 2012, to perform theirarrangements of songs from two classic Miles Davis/Gil Evans albums,
Porgy and Bess
and
Sketches of Spain
.“The theme really came from an effort to try toemphasize our overall mission, which is to presentan eclectic mix of disciplines and cultures and showhow, especially today, artists are drawing on a widevariety of inspirations and creating new work that’sreally hard to categorize according to old labels,” saysNewman Center Executive Director Steve Seifert.Seifert says the theme also applies to “theconvergences that happen from a social point of view,getting audiences to come together to performingarts spaces to experience this wide range of thingstogether: the common experience that we share,as diverse as we are, bringing our own differentexperiences and cultural backgrounds together, weall come to the same place, to a concert hall, to sharesomething that might be brand new to all of us.”The season’s most unique convergence comeson April 15, 2012, when the Newman Center joinsforces with Denver Friends of Chamber Music,Historic Denver Inc., History Colorado, the ColoradoHistorical Society and Young Voices of Coloradoto present a concert commemorating the 100thanniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Theshow features the JACK string quartet playingGavin Bryars’
The Sinking of the Titanic
, plus acommissioned piece by composer Payton MacDonaldin honor of the most famous survivor of the wreck,Denver resident Margaret “Molly” Brown.The 2011–12 season also includes two danceconcerts — Ballet Hispanico on Oct. 1 and AXISDance on April 28, 2012 — plus theater (L.A.Theatre Works’ “The Rivalry,” based on the 1858debates between Abraham Lincoln and StephenDouglas, on March 1) and classical (Italian baroqueensemble Europa Galante and mezzo-soprano VivicaGenaux perform works by Vivaldi on Jan. 29).
—Greg Glasgow 
All that Jazz
Titanic tribute, jazz artists part of Newman Center’s 2011–12 season
Newman Center Presents 2011–12 season
Oct. 1
Ballet Hispanico
Oct. 18
Jane Monheit
Nov. 12
Abraham Inc., featuring klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, funk trombonist Fred Wesley and DJ Socalled
Dec. 8
Anonymous 4, “The Wood and the Vine”
Jan. 29
Europa Galante and mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux, “VivaldiPyrotechnics”
Feb. 14
Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers
March 1
L.A. Theatre Works’ “The Rivalry”
March 21
Boston Brass and Imani Winds play songs from Miles Davis andGil Evans’
Porgy and Bess
and
Sketches of Spain
April 15
 
“The Sinking of the Titanic,” JACK Quartet, percussionist PaytonMacDonald and Young Voices of Colorado
April 28
AXIS Dance
May 11
Brad Mehldau Trio
Date to be determined,
 
“Two Men Talking,” Paul Browde and Murray Nossel
Season subscriptions go on sale April 21; single tickets go on sale July 21.Call 303-871-7720 or visit www.newmancenterpresents.com for ticketsand more information.

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